Ok, all of you friends out there with psychology degrees. I have a question for you. It goes like this.
The other day while hanging out with some soon-to-be-wed friends, the gentleman started saying something in a hilarious cartoon character voice. I cracked up, while his fiancee rolled her eyes. This in turn made me laugh more.
I was remembering how endearing I had thought my boyfriend’s silliness, and how as we became engaged and then married, the silliness became less endearing and more, well, just silly. I laughed with her about how we have to live with such goofy men. Her poor fiancee then put on a pretend pout and walked across the room.
I still think my friend is hilarious. I hadn’t meant him to think I was laughing at him. I was laughing at his fiancee’s reaction to him. And I love it when my husband cracks our kids or friends up with his antics. And after being married a bit over a decade, I am starting to enjoy his silliness more, again. But why is it that married couples do that – start to find those things we loved while dating to be annoying?